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Engineering Collection

"Engineering: Masterpieces that Propel Progress and Connect Worlds" The Pendolino tilting train, a marvel ingenuity, gracefully glides through curves

Background imageEngineering Collection: Spaghetti Junction EAW220279

Spaghetti Junction EAW220279
Gravelly Hills Interchange, Birmingham. Junction 6 on the M6 motorway meets the A38 and A5127 in a complex known as " Spaghetti Junction"

Background imageEngineering Collection: A triple tier Bailey Bridge, built by a field company of Royal Engineers of the British

A triple tier Bailey Bridge, built by a field company of Royal Engineers of the British Army, in England before being transported to the Continent

Background imageEngineering Collection: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal

Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
The Kiss of the Oceans - The Atlantic meets the Pacific due to the construction of The Panama Canal - A lovely allegorical card relating to this phenomenal engineering project

Background imageEngineering Collection: Pendolino tilting train

Pendolino tilting train
A Pendolino tilting train, heading to London, tilts as it rounds a bend on the West Coast main line near Wolverton station, Bucks

Background imageEngineering Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageEngineering Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background imageEngineering Collection: United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees

United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees We Build and Fight with all our might! Date: 1942

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Forth Rail Bridge

The Forth Rail Bridge - viewed from North Queensferry. The Bridge became a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside

The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside
The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, the centre of the County Borough of Teesside Date: circa 1910

Background imageEngineering Collection: Deltic engine, final gear is being fitted

Deltic engine, final gear is being fitted into a phasing gearing assembly

Background imageEngineering Collection: Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis

Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis
Series of diagrams depicting the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge by ILN special artist, G. H. Davis. At the time of building

Background imageEngineering Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831
Engraving " Dolcoath Copper Mine" of 1831 from Cornwall Illustrated showing the 76" engine house with capstan alongside, together with a launder and bal maidens

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Falkirk Wheel, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

The Falkirk Wheel, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Pipe Organ of St Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
St Pauls Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.The cathedral was built in stages and is one of the City of Melbournes major landmarks

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)

The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)
907790 The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b/w photo) by Geddie, James (1879-1944); Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; British, out of copyright

Background imageEngineering Collection: North Shields Docks EAW005502

North Shields Docks EAW005502
Smiths Docks, the Bull Ring Graving Docks and the Albert Edward Dock, North Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in May 1947

Background imageEngineering Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London. The south entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames

Background imageEngineering Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageEngineering Collection: Napier Deltic engine, cross section

Napier Deltic engine, cross section

Background imageEngineering Collection: Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766

Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766
Old Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, Manchester. Exterior view of the Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, shown during the extensive surrounding building works, November 1971

Background imageEngineering Collection: Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield

Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield
Tinsley cooling towers being demolished. These towers were built in 1938 as part of the Blackburn Meadows power station and stood over 75 metres tall

Background imageEngineering Collection: Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon

Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon
Engineers nearing completion on the first of 35 2, 700 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives built at the Swindon Works for the Western Region

Background imageEngineering Collection: Sunset over Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod, Massachussets, New England

Sunset over Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod, Massachussets, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Mighty Forth Rail Bridge at dusk

The Mighty Forth Rail Bridge at dusk
The Forth Bridge over the Firth of Forth taken from South Queensferry. The Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageEngineering Collection: Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649

Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649
The Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1950

Background imageEngineering Collection: South Shields Shipyard EAW008937

South Shields Shipyard EAW008937
The Middle Docks & Engineering Company Ltd Ship Repair Yard at Middle Docks, South Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1947

Background imageEngineering Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageEngineering Collection: Curiosity rover, artwork

Curiosity rover, artwork
NASAs next Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planets Gale Crater. Launch is palneed for November/ December 2011

Background imageEngineering Collection: Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

Background imageEngineering Collection: Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Background imageEngineering Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, IKB union jack flag - T-shirt / poster print design

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, IKB union jack flag - T-shirt / poster print design
Isambard Kingdom Bunel portrait with Union Jack flag - T-shirt / poster print design IKB

Background imageEngineering Collection: Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, west London, was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. It was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: completed 1887

Background imageEngineering Collection: Brunels tunnelling shield

Brunels tunnelling shield
The tunnelling shield, or excavating machine designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769- 1849) & used in the construction of the lining of the Thames tunnel

Background imageEngineering Collection: Oil rigs, artwork

Oil rigs, artwork
Oil rigs, computer artwork

Background imageEngineering Collection: Prague Castle on the skyline and the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava

Prague Castle on the skyline and the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageEngineering Collection: George Stephenson (1781-1848)

George Stephenson (1781-1848)

Background imageEngineering Collection: Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department

Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageEngineering Collection: Traction Engine BAR03_01_030

Traction Engine BAR03_01_030
A steam traction engine being inspected by members of the public, during an event in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire in 1956

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA

The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - completes in 1895, the only one of its kind in the world. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEngineering Collection: Old fashioned steam train locomotive

Old fashioned steam train locomotive
Vintage engraving the plasn and diagram of an old fashioned steam train locomotive, the Bogie and radial tank engine by Neilson and Company of Gaslgow

Background imageEngineering Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageEngineering Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
circa 1930: Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageEngineering Collection: Robbie the Robot from film Forbidden Planet

Robbie the Robot from film Forbidden Planet
Robbie the Robot. from MGM film " Forbidden Planet", 1956

Background imageEngineering Collection: 1490 Leonardo Da Vinci colour portrait

1490 Leonardo Da Vinci colour portrait
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and inventor (15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519). Engraved portrait by J. Posselwhite in The Gallery of Portraits 1835 with later colouring

Background imageEngineering Collection: The Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe

The Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe, designed and constructed by Marc Isambard Brunel. circa 1840s

Background imageEngineering Collection: Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall

Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall
Two bridges over the River Tamar, connecting Plymouth, Devon and Saltash, Cornwall. On the left is the Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge designed by Brunel and completed in 1859

Background imageEngineering Collection: Tyne shipyard EAW010662

Tyne shipyard EAW010662
The Neptune Shipyard on the River Tyne, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from the east. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in September 1947

Background imageEngineering Collection: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
The Australian War Memorial is Australias national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of




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"Engineering: Masterpieces that Propel Progress and Connect Worlds" The Pendolino tilting train, a marvel ingenuity, gracefully glides through curves, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey for passengers. Witness the awe-inspiring "Kiss of the Oceans" at the Panama Canal as the Atlantic meets Pacific, showcasing mankind's triumph over nature through ingenious engineering. Explore the Isle of Wight with its intricate map, highlighting how engineering has shaped this picturesque island into a haven for both residents and visitors alike. Isambard Kingdom Brunel stands proudly before the launching chains of the Great Eastern, symbolizing his visionary contributions to maritime engineering during an era of groundbreaking advancements. Behold the majestic Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, Teeside – an iconic feat that seamlessly connects communities while captivating all who witness its towering presence. G. H Davis' masterful construction unfolds before our eyes as we delve into Sydney Harbour Bridge's building process – a testament to human innovation spanning vast distances and uniting nations. The Forth Rail Bridge stands tall against Scotland's breathtaking landscape; its intricate design showcases not only structural brilliance but also serves as a timeless symbol of industrial prowess. Delve deep into Napier Deltic engine's cross-section to uncover its inner workings - an epitome of precision craftsmanship powering locomotives with unparalleled efficiency and performance. Witness history in motion as final gears are meticulously fitted onto the mighty Deltic engine - each component coming together like clockwork to propel transportation forward with unmatched power. Marvel at Wellington Inn on stilts (OP05766), defying gravity through innovative architectural techniques - yet another example where engineers push boundaries to create extraordinary structures that captivate our imagination. The Falkirk Wheel in Stirlingshire is more than just an engineering marvel.